Timothy M. Gray - Reel Life
With the ongoing outbreak of a mysterious pneumonia-like disease and war on Iraq, Hong Kong's much-hyped April film month is facing a double threat.
It seems the war in Iraq is having a greater impact on the B.O. in Europe -- both in ticket sales and in cinemagoers' choices -- than some distribs initially expected. Yet a star-driven local comedy…
Sinister government agents are spoiling to battle Keanu Reeves in "Matrix: Reloaded" on May 15. That's when the cyberpunk thriller comes cartwheeling onto the bigscreen.
Everything looks bigger about the summer overseas this year -- sheer volume of titles, production budgets and jumbo-release patterns -- except, curiously, for one thing: U.S. distribs say they are…
Animals haven't been this vocal in Hollywood since "Babe" and "Stuart Little." With several studios already prepping live-action talking-animal pics, others have been snatching up pitches featuring…
One of China's longest cinematic bans came to an end last week, as "Rice" finally bowed in Beijing after a seven year wait. Based on a novel by Su Tong, the film tells the story of a 1920s peasant…
Conjecture that Michael Moore's lustily booed comments on the Oscar stage would translate to box office poison hasn't proven out -- at least not yet.
Adam Dawtrey - London Eye
"What a Girl Wants" may be a modern-dress version of the frothy 1958 romantic comedy "The Reluctant Debutante," but it feels much more like a shameless reshuffle of "The Princess Diaries." This…
Once a manufacturing epicenter, the Tie Xi district in Northeastern China fell victim to factory closures and changes in policy in regard to government-backed industry in the late 1990s. Wang Bing's…